|JNN08 M.A.S. - The vanishing godheads of Xioulan - M.A.S.|
M.A.S. - Makram Abu-Shakra or Masplexus Shifting Shadows The vanishing godheads is one of the many albums M.A.S. has created through time. Check out his Shifting shadows site for more.
Keywords: Experimental; electronica; drone; noise; dark ambience; ambient
|JNN099 Silent trilogy (2008) - Alexander Kibanov|
The re-release of Alexanderâs first ambient & experimental album which has been very limitedly released in 2008 on Alexanderâs own label is now available for the world for free. If youâve heard some of the previous releases by this very prolific artist before you know your ears will be in for a treat. This re-release certainly will grab your attention with its outworldish sounds and great atmospheres...
Keywords: dark; ambient; experimental; drone; just not normal
|FMC07 Vergessen. Verloren. Verwandelt. Verlassen - usr/sbin|
And once again Dennis Moser brings us another deep hour long episode of the monthly Full Moon Concert series. Another hour of experimental improvâ that seems to have taken a diversion from the soft and sweet ambient that we have gotten to know in this series. This episode will certainly whet your apetite and make you yearn for its successor. A year with Luna: 12 monthly meditations on the Full moon Volume seven: Vergessen...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; drone; full moon concert series
|JNN087 Slow motions - Candstandya|
Hailing from Brussels in Belgium comes Michiel Geluykens aka Candstandy. Early March he nudged me towards his first full album release for a possible JNN release. It needed but a few listens to know this very much deserved a spot on the label. His original idea was to create a dreamlike atmosphere using abstract sounds and motions. I must confess that this turned into a very warm, yet still experimentally edgy result that will guide the listeners ears into a comfortzone with slow drones and soft...
Keywords: abstract, Candstandya, Creative Commons, dreambient, drone, e-bow, experimental, free release, just not normal
|JNN011 Dust - Six - Dust|
for six decades I have walked the Earth experimentally challenged dust
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; electronic; experimental; flute; free release; glitch; shakuhachi; voice
|JNN063 Minds and Machines - Fosel|
minds and machines. this is existential combat. to make order where nothing but the faint line of the possible wrinkled perception. the process is as follows -- tracks like stabs of meat and protein put down with a midi controller or randomly devised by generative software and flung into ableton live. this is where the fun begins. switching in and out and out and in with soft synths until a netherworld forms like a radio transmission twenty kilometers below the surface in some fantastic and yet ...
Keywords: Creative Commons, dark ambient, deep, drone, electronic, experimental, free release, just not normal
|JNN083 Vol. 43 - Cezary Gapik|
Cezary Gapik (also know as CEZAR) was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1963. He started his musical activity in 1980 as an animator of punk rock bands. Soon enough he discovered new sounds which were brought by the punk rock rebellion. Cabaret Voltaire, Public Image Ltd. or other “new wave” bands had an enormous influence on the perception of music by Cezar. Plunging into the fundaments of musical avant-garde (Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Feldman, Luc Ferrari, La Monte Young), the appearance ...
Keywords: Cezary Gapik, dark ambient, drone, experimental, free release, just not normal, sound-design
|JNN069 Wanders deep waters - Koji Okamoto|
Have you ever wandered the depths of the oceans, felt the cold dark voids. Koji Okamoto takes you by the hand and goes deep beyond the oceanfloors and uncovers a world of darkness. No diving gear nor decompression time necessary.
Keywords: dark ambient, drone, experimental, free releases, Japan, just not normal, Koji Okamoto
Downloads: 317 (1 review)
|JNN039 Harsh Mantra - Mystified - Mystahr (split)|
Split, a hype or just a way to get two artists together without a need to work together? Whichever, both Mystified as well as Mystahr show off in these tracks that vary from IDM to drone to noise. All this on a very well chosen theme to leave you with shivers after this intense listening experience.
Keywords: Drone, Experimental, IDM, Noise, Split, Electronica, free release, Just not Normal, Creative Commons
Downloads: 1,534 (1 review)
|JNN093 Fields - Voder|
The third second releaser comes from Brighton, UK. Paul Nadin, or better known as Voder has previously released his most beautiful album ‘Island’ on the fantastic Distance Recordings netlabel. Where before he used the recordings of a visit to Iceland to create an aural description of the various locations which he visited and made field recordings of, this time he takes us to the fields. Which fields as of yet are unknown, but I think in all of us slumbers that hidden field of our youth that...
Keywords: experimental, drone, just not normal, free music, Creative Commons, Field recording, aural music, Voder
Downloads: 136 (1 review)
|JNN073 Two sides of life - Alexander Kibanov & HZ|
And just under the wire this sublime album was passed to Just not Normal. Since it was ready to go there was no doubt. This needed to be heard and shared. From the gentle near music-box experimentalism of Alexander to the soft noise experimentalism of HZ. Two sides of life, combined into one single release. Alexander Kibanov is: Alexander Kibanov (really! it’s not a joke) HZ is: Valeria Timofeeva (also known as N|B|K, Âûïü) Recordings 2008-2009...
Keywords: Alexander Kibanov, drone, experimental, free release, gentle harmony, HZ, just not normal, music-box, noise
|JNN098 Musings on human metamorphoses - Apocalyptic Frequency Experience|
And in the darkness lives the mysterious. Or in other words what happens when an experimental artist from Mexico (Roberto Telles Garcia) gets head to head with a French mistress of the experimental soundage (Murielle Gallon) and complete the quartet of brotherhoods with Kalavazombie on synth and programers and Simio Autodidacta for pics and art. Their assignment: Express in sound the musings on human metamorphoses...
Keywords: dark; experimental; free releases; drone; just not normal; Creative Commons; found sounds; IDM; collaboration; Apocalyptic Frequency experience
|IMC02 of Places and Moments - various artists|
Of Places and Moments is a celebration of the art of field recordings. The tracks to be included utilized recordings from the Sounds Found Project, a repository of user-contributed field recordings. The source recordings were mangled, manipulated, abused and violated, in some cases beyond recognition, to create 18 distinctly different interpretations ranging from minimal drone, to noise, to electronica.
Keywords: experimental; field recordings; electronica; just not normal; noise; Creative Commons; intelligent machinery; compilation; Sounds Found; minimal drone
Downloads: 201 (1 review)
|JNN030 Thee Sekret EP - Light Implant|
01. Cipher of Lux (03:48) 02. Vacuum Lunch (04:59) 03. Al-Kheva (08:39) 04. Little Metal Chair (06:14) 05. Barack Obama (03:37) Light Implant www.myspace.com/lightimplant Light Implant: Hyaena Reich www.geocities.com/xfghv/14-bis www.myspace.com/hyaenaxreich and Z.O.T.E. www.myspace.com/z0te
Keywords: dark ambient, drone, experimental, atmospheric, improvised, noise, free release, Just not Normal, Creative Commons, Hyaena Reich, Z.O.T.E
|JNN092 Art is a style of perception - Kris Cadwell|
Like Stream69, Kris Cadwell also revisits the JNN-catalog with a successor to his first album ‘Offerings’ (JNN070). Another beauty and indepth look into the sound of a visual artist exploring not in paint or color, but in tone. The diversity of this artist is remarkable; at times this feels very Boards of Canada when he can also change his cloth and create a beautiful deep field of drones and beatfree song...
Keywords: experimental, drone, electronica, just not normal, free music, Creative Commons, dark ambient, kris cadwell, visual sound, soft IDM
|FMC04 The Pink moon - usr/sbin|
A year with Luna: 12 monthly meditations on the Full moon Volume four: The Pink moon Music performed by Dennis Moser (aka AldoManutio Abruzzo or ‘usr/sbin’) Live in Second Life on April 28th 2010 for the Full Moon Lunacy Concert series, 2010 Next Live show: May 27th
Keywords: Creative Commons, dark ambient, drone, experimental, free release, full moon concert series, guitar improv, just not normal, usr/sbin
|FMC08-Chandrasâekhara - usr/sbin|
The last full moon of summer and we are two thirds of the way into a year of full moon concert series. Another single track that comes close to the hour mark. Dennis Moser certainly treats us with the splendor of his musical talent. Besides the usual guitar and bassguitar improvs on this occasion Dennis introduces the wonderful sounds of the sitar (or dulcimer). It will certainly be a happy and sad day simultaneously when the goal set is reached and a full year will be catalogued and preserved f...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; drone; just not normal; Creative Commons; free release; usr/sbin; full moon concert series; sitar
|FMC06 All on a night in June - usr/sbin|
Reaching the halfway point of this full moon concert series one may wonder; can it go deeper, can it go better. The answer is given by the artist himself in this sixth edition. A near full hour of a single track improv that rocks the boat. Droney ambient culled with the fingerprint guitar sounds and solos of the master himself. Let not these words keep you from downloading this album on the spot. You will not regret it...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; drone; just not normal; Creative Commons; free release; usr/sbin; guitar improv; full moon concert series
|FMC12 Twelfth month moon - usr/sbin|
There is a small regret to say this series now has come to an end with this final release. Thank you dearly mr. Dennis Moser, aka usr/sbin, aka AldoManutio Abruzzo. I never experienced the live concerts themselves as they were performed on Second Life, but judging by the content its indepth quality grew as the collection widened. 12 Full moon concert series are now captured in time. 2010 a document forever available...
Keywords: experimental; drone; just not normal; Creative Commons; dark ambient; free release; usr/sbin; guitar improv; full moon concert series
|JNN046 Souvenirs from Earth - Stream69|
"This album is dedicated to Souvenirs From Earth TV" The Way of Creed - "Dedicated to a certain Jesus" First Prayer - "Meditation, Saintliness & Philosophy" Infinite Garden - "Green Kingdom's Garden, Cosmic Expand" Souvenirs From Earth - "Dedicated to Souvenirs From Earth (French/German TV)" Sisleep - "Dedicated to our Micro-Sleeps" Voyage Au Bout De La Nuit - "Dedicated to a certain French TV-Show carrying this name" Better & Faster - "Doin' Music only when it calls me" Quartet Works - "Dedicat...
Keywords: Experimental, field recordings, drone, dark ambient, improv, Electronica, Soundscapes, free releases, Creative Commons, Stream69, Just not Normal
|JNN102 Hikikomori - Litmus0001|
Another first timer on Just not Normal we are proud to present is Jonathan Ewald from Madison Wisconsin US better known under his artistname Litmus0001. There may not be as many releases to his name but those that are are sublime. Tending more towards the ambient rather then the experimental these three tracks have specifically been chosen to feature on Just not Normal. During 2009 Jonathan presented a podcast/mix show on the Notheen radiostation called 'Psychosonic aether' which ran for 21 epis...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; drone; just not normal; Creative Commons; dark ambient; soundscape; improvisation; spontaneous composition; shoegazer; downtempo; spacerock; Berlin-school; solo; live looping; litmus0001
Downloads: 298 (1 review)
|Daxscapes II - Danadax|
Whereas the material for DANADAX's first LP "DAXSCAPES I" spanned several years, the tracks on the project's second LP reach even further into the past and further into the future. Some of the cuts on "DAXSCAPES II" were made during the time DANADAX's first 2 EPs were recorded (back in late 2004). A heavy majority of the tracks on "DAXSCAPES II" were created during the same sessions for "DAXSCAPES I," (2005 - 2007) and even a few tracks on the second LP were created a year after the first was re...
Keywords: experimental, drone, dark, ambient, electronica
|JNN013 Danadax - The dead summer sessions EP - Danadax|
Most of the tracks on Danadax' 3rd EP follow a similar set of rules in their creation. All of the tracks are one takes, most were of a semi-selfgenerated nature. Other tracks are just constant manipulations of a soundfile until it was unrecognizable from its original form. These tracks here are of a minimal atmospheric nature with some tracks closer to noise, but always in an organized form All tracks and artwork Curtis D Cousins (is Danadax)
Keywords: drone, experimental, atmospheric, dark ambient, free release, creative commons
|JNN100 no-r-mal II - various artists|
At long last it is finaly here; the successor of no-r-mal the first edition. Almost a year later down the line, but highly improved and filled with more goodies. Started on April 25th I would never have thought that this would grow as big as it did. Many bulkloads of work went into getting this compilation album out there, but it is out there now! 71 artists, 71 tracks have turned into a 6 CD!!! compilation album making for over 7 hours of listening pleasure...
Keywords: experimental; field recordings; drone; dark ambient; sound art; electronica
Downloads: 963 (1 review)
|JNN091 Ministries & Thieves - Stream69|
From France Stream69 revisits the JNN catalog with his successor to the beautiful album ‘Souvenirs from Earth’ (JNN046). This time the edges have sharpened, though the beautiful have not left sight, or perhaps better the ears. Sit back and let this 16 track album begeist your ears.
Keywords: experimental, drone, just not normal, free music, Creative Commons, dark ambient, soundscapes, abstract, Stream69
|JNN032 Secrets - Gabran|
Secrets Return in the forest for a new harvest of sounds... I'm looking for other sounds ... other worlds ... These are just some of the sounds that I brought home after my last trip ... After my last dream ... Echoes of distant nebulae disappeared into infinity of the mind... only a few sounds, a gift for those who want to listen ... To hear them turn off the light and let the images exploding in your mind .....
Keywords: Experimental, modern classical, soundscapes, glitch, drone, minimal, orchestral, free releases, Creative Commons, Just not Normal
|JNN027 The land of the electric monsters - Palancar|
Recorded during 2008, live on stillstream.com. All material, including the music, composition, production, and recording is copyright (c) 2009 Darrell Burgan, released under a Creative Commons license for non-commercial use. For commercial use, please contact me. Thanks to Andrew Butko for releasing the original photograph on Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons license. Special thanks to Mark Stolk for the honor of releasing this on Just Not Normal...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; minimal; experimental; chill; live improv; stillstream; just not normal; creative commons, free release
Downloads: 689 (1 review)
|JNN024 And the end was not also a beginning - Petal|
Synth improv overlaid with some gems from the public domain. Processed answering machine messages - details of a private life, now featureless and divested of form. Taken together, these pieces constitute a meditation on the death of vision, when attainment provokes failure and hope comes to represent nothing more than bastardized nostalgia. Must we believe that everything leads to something? Or may it not be the case that events and people simply fall back into fragments of themselves, dissolut...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; minimal; experimental; chill; glitch; just not normal; creative commons, free release
|JNN094 Ballad for knacker - PlanetAldol|
Recorded live at the Canibal Canniche festival, held in Berlin May 2nd 2010 Mastered by Final Cut Are you prepared to take on a journey of live and improv’ed experimentalism. Are you willing to open your ears and mind for the unusual that took place live on stage. This French artist has before released a few albums on the Belgium Entity netlabel of which my first encounter was with the ’2 humans in a cage with their everything box’...
Keywords: experimental, drone, just not normal, free music, Creative Commons, found sounds, live improv, Planetaldol, Canibal Canniche, Berlin
|JNN034 My Brother Daniel - The runner theme - My brother Daniel|
my brother daniel thinks of the past and contemplates the future. www.myspace.com/mybrotherdaniel A noise/ambient side project of Radio Scotvoid
Keywords: Noise; ambient; short; movie-theme; experimental; drone; Creative Commons; Free release; Radio Scotvoid; My brother Daniel; Just not Normal
|FMC05 Full flower - usr/sbin|
Already the fifth in this year series of live improv’ed ambient experimental sound exploration. On this edition the guitar takes a prominent role, rather less the electronic experimentalism; except for the first track. That in itself don’t make this any less interesting. Climb aboard on this special series that takes place in the Second Life reality. A year with Luna: 12 monthly meditations on the Full moon Volume five: Full flower Music performed by Dennis Moser (aka AldoManutio Abruzzo or ...
Keywords: experimental, drone, just not normal, Creative Commons, free release, usr/sbin, guitar improv, full moon concert series